POPPIES: Wave - 14-18 NOW


By Paul Cummins Artist And Tom Piper Designer Free Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Image credit: Wave at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2015. Image credit - Getty

Wave, a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks rises up from YSP’s historic Lower Lake, reaching over the Park’s historic Cascade Bridge. Nearby surroundings include sculptures by world-class artists Anthony Caro, Antony Gormley and Julian Opie, alongside heritage features such as the Bretton Estate’s grand mansion house.

YSP offers a completely different setting for Wave, extending the iconic artwork’s life and impact. Surrounded by 500 acres of stunning countryside and woodland, the calmness and nature of the Park offers visitors an ideal space for contemplation and reflection.

Share your stories and memories in the Boathouse. A complementary events and learning programme will accompany the installation.

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14-18 NOW is presenting the iconic poppy sculptures Wave and Weeping Window at selected locations around the UK until 2018.

Wave and Weeping Window are from the installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – poppies and original concept by artist Paul Cummins and installation designed by Tom Piper – by Paul Cummins Ceramics Limited in conjunction with Historic Royal Palaces, originally at HM Tower of London 2014.

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